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Cannot Open CoreConfig in Windows Server 2012 Core and Hyper-V 2012

Dec 22, 2012 at 2:24 AM

Tested but after execute powershell, it did not show GUI. Just blank and exit to dos prompt. Happen on both versions

Coordinator
Dec 22, 2012 at 3:48 AM

Did you execute Start_corefig.wsf first?

If so, can you run DISM /Online /Get-Features and copy/paste the output here?

Dec 22, 2012 at 8:13 AM
Edited Dec 22, 2012 at 8:13 AM

Yes, i did ran that command. here is the dism output:-


Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
Version: 6.2.9200.16384

Image Version: 6.2.9200.16384

Features listing for package : Microsoft-Windows-ServerCore-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.2.9200.16384

Feature Name : NetFx3ServerFeatures
State : Disabled

Feature Name : NetFx3
State : Disabled with Payload Removed

Feature Name : IIS-WebServerRole
State : Disabled

Feature Name : IIS-WebServer
State : Disabled

Feature Name : IIS-CommonHttpFeatures
State : Disabled

Feature Name : IIS-StaticContent
State : Disabled

Feature Name : IIS-DefaultDocument
State : Disabled

Feature Name : IIS-DirectoryBrowsing
State : Disabled

Feature Name : IIS-HttpErrors
State : Disabled

Feature Name : IIS-HttpRedirect
State : Disabled

Feature Name : IIS-WebDAV
State : Disabled

Feature Name : IIS-ApplicationDevelopment
State : Disabled

Feature Name : IIS-WebSockets
State : Disabled

Feature Name : IIS-ApplicationInit
State : Disabled

Feature Name : IIS-NetFxExtensibility
State : Disabled

Feature Name : IIS-NetFxExtensibility45
State : Disabled

Feature Name : IIS-ASPNET
State : Disabled

Feature Name : IIS-ASPNET45
State : Disabled

Feature Name : IIS-ASP
State : Disabled

Feature Name : IIS-CGI
State : Disabled

Feature Name : IIS-ISAPIExtensions
State : Disabled

Feature Name : IIS-ISAPIFilter
State : Disabled

Feature Name : IIS-ServerSideIncludes
State : Disabled

Feature Name : IIS-HealthAndDiagnostics
State : Disabled

Feature Name : IIS-HttpLogging
State : Disabled

Feature Name : IIS-LoggingLibraries
State : Disabled

Feature Name : IIS-RequestMonitor
State : Disabled

Feature Name : IIS-HttpTracing
State : Disabled

Feature Name : IIS-CustomLogging
State : Disabled

Feature Name : IIS-ODBCLogging
State : Disabled

Feature Name : IIS-Security
State : Disabled

Feature Name : IIS-CertProvider
State : Disabled

Feature Name : IIS-BasicAuthentication
State : Disabled

Feature Name : IIS-WindowsAuthentication
State : Disabled

Feature Name : IIS-DigestAuthentication
State : Disabled

Feature Name : IIS-ClientCertificateMappingAuthentication
State : Disabled

Feature Name : IIS-IISCertificateMappingAuthentication
State : Disabled

Feature Name : IIS-URLAuthorization
State : Disabled

Feature Name : IIS-RequestFiltering
State : Disabled

Feature Name : IIS-IPSecurity
State : Disabled

Feature Name : IIS-Performance
State : Disabled

Feature Name : IIS-HttpCompressionStatic
State : Disabled

Feature Name : IIS-HttpCompressionDynamic
State : Disabled

Feature Name : IIS-WebServerManagementTools
State : Disabled

Feature Name : IIS-ManagementConsole
State : Disabled

Feature Name : IIS-LegacySnapIn
State : Disabled

Feature Name : IIS-ManagementScriptingTools
State : Disabled

Feature Name : IIS-ManagementService
State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

Feature Name : IIS-Metabase
State : Disabled

Feature Name : IIS-WMICompatibility
State : Disabled

Feature Name : IIS-LegacyScripts
State : Disabled

Feature Name : IIS-FTPServer
State : Disabled

Feature Name : IIS-FTPSvc
State : Disabled

Feature Name : IIS-FTPExtensibility
State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

Feature Name : WAS-NetFxEnvironment
State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

Feature Name : IIS-HostableWebCore
State : Disabled

Feature Name : MSMQ
State : Disabled

Feature Name : MSMQ-Services
State : Disabled

Feature Name : MSMQ-Server
State : Disabled

Feature Name : MSMQ-Triggers
State : Disabled

Feature Name : MSMQ-ADIntegration
State : Disabled

Feature Name : MSMQ-HTTP
State : Disabled

Feature Name : MSMQ-Multicast
State : Disabled

Feature Name : MSMQ-DCOMProxy
State : Disabled

Feature Name : MSMQ-RoutingServer
State : Disabled

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State : Enabled

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State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

Feature Name : WCF-TCP-PortSharing45
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State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

Feature Name : ADFS-WebAgentToken
State : Disabled

Feature Name : RightsManagementServices-Role
State : Disabled

Feature Name : RightsManagementServices
State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

Feature Name : RightsManagementServices-AdminTools
State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

Feature Name : NetworkDeviceEnrollmentServices
State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

Feature Name : CertificateEnrollmentServer
State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

Feature Name : HCSRuntime
State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

Feature Name : Printing-InternetPrinting-Server
State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

Feature Name : Smtpsvc-Admin-Update-Name
State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

Feature Name : RemoteAccessServer
State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

Feature Name : UpdateServices-Database
State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

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State : Enabled

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Feature Name : MicrosoftWindowsPowerShellRoot
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Feature Name : MicrosoftWindowsPowerShell
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State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

Feature Name : CertificateServicesManagementTools
State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

Feature Name : DirectoryServices-ADAM-Tools
State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

Feature Name : BdeAducExtTool
State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

Feature Name : DirectoryServices-DomainController
State : Disabled

Feature Name : DirectoryServices-ISM-Smtp
State : Disabled

Feature Name : DirectoryServices-AdministrativeCenter
State : Disabled

Feature Name : RasServerAdminTools
State : Disabled

Feature Name : DamgmtTools
State : Disabled

Feature Name : HCSUI
State : Disabled

Feature Name : Licensing-UI
State : Disabled

Feature Name : Licensing-Diagnosis-UI
State : Disabled

Feature Name : Microsoft-Windows-Deployment-Services-Admin-Pack
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State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

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Feature Name : UpdateServices-UI
State : Disabled

Feature Name : WindowsServerBackupSnapin
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Feature Name : WSRM-RSAT
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Feature Name : FaxServiceConfigRole
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State : Disabled

Feature Name : RightsManagementServicesManagementTools
State : Disabled

Feature Name : Security-SPP-Vmw
State : Disabled

Feature Name : Printing-Client
State : Disabled

Feature Name : Printing-Client-Gui
State : Disabled

Feature Name : RSAT-NIS
State : Disabled

Feature Name : MicrosoftWindowsPowerShellISE
State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

Feature Name : RSAT-Hyper-V-Tools-Feature
State : Disabled

Feature Name : Microsoft-Hyper-V-Management-Clients
State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

Feature Name : VmHostAgent
State : Disabled

Feature Name : FSRM-Infrastructure-Services
State : Disabled

Feature Name : Server-Gui-Shell
State : Disabled

Feature Name : Internet-Explorer-Optional-amd64
State : Disabled

Feature Name : ServicesForNFS-ServerAndClient
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Feature Name : ServerForNFS-Infrastructure
State : Disabled

Feature Name : ClientForNFS-Infrastructure
State : Disabled

Feature Name : SearchEngine-Server-Package
State : Disabled

Feature Name : FaxServiceRole
State : Disabled

Feature Name : iSCSITargetServer-PowerShell
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Feature Name : OEM-Appliance-OOBE
State : Disabled

Feature Name : PSync
State : Disabled

Feature Name : Microsoft-Windows-Deployment-Services
State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

Feature Name : AppServer
State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

Feature Name : Printing-InternetPrinting-Client
State : Disabled

Feature Name : Printing-AdminTools-Collection
State : Disabled

Feature Name : SimpleTCP
State : Disabled

Feature Name : AdminUI
State : Disabled

Feature Name : BiometricFramework
State : Disabled

Feature Name : WindowsServerBackup
State : Disabled

Feature Name : WindowsFeedbackForwarder
State : Disabled

Feature Name : EnhancedStorage
State : Disabled

Feature Name : CoreFileServer
State : Disabled

Feature Name : FileAndStorage-Services
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Feature Name : Storage-Services
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Feature Name : File-Services-Search-Service
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Feature Name : iSCSITargetServer
State : Disabled

Feature Name : SMBHashGeneration
State : Disabled

Feature Name : Dedup-Core
State : Disabled

Feature Name : FRS-Infrastructure
State : Disabled

Feature Name : Microsoft-Windows-GroupPolicy-ServerAdminTools-Update
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State : Disabled

Feature Name : ServerManager-Core-RSAT
State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

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State : Disabled

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Feature Name : WSRM
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Feature Name : FailoverCluster-CmdInterface
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Feature Name : WINSRuntime
State : Disabled

Feature Name : ResumeKeyFilter
State : Disabled

Feature Name : SmbWitness
State : Disabled

Feature Name : Remote-Desktop-Services
State : Disabled

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Feature Name : Licensing
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Coordinator
Dec 22, 2012 at 4:27 PM

I was able to duplicate your issue. It appears that the execution policy is not actually being changed by the WSF script.

Open a PowerShell prompt and run "Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned". Corefig should open after that.

Dec 23, 2012 at 2:37 AM

After executed the command. It opened. But it came out empty for the button-some word is missing. This happen on Server Core. But try on Hyper-V Server, it work perfectly.

Coordinator
Dec 23, 2012 at 3:23 AM

I am unable to reproduce this on my own Core installation. Which button is missing text?

Are you running a non-English language pack for Windows Server on your Core installation?

From: ericlaiys [email removed]
Sent: Saturday, December 22, 2012 9:38 PM
To: ejsiron@live.com
Subject: Re: Cannot Open CoreConfig in Windows Server 2012 Core and Hyper-V 2012 [corefig:415194]

From: ericlaiys

After executed the command. It opened. But it came out empty for the button-some word is missing. This happen on Server Core. But try on Hyper-V Server, it work perfectly.

Dec 23, 2012 at 5:13 AM

I'm running En-US. Majority all button and description also missing on the 1st Gui. click on other UI also having same issue. Need to try on other VMs which is running server core if the problem still remain the same as this just install.

Feb 10, 2013 at 3:40 PM
If you're running from the extracted zip, make sure for each file you follow the following steps:
  • Open Windows Explorer
  • Browse to extract directory
  • Right click a file
  • Select Properties
  • Click "Unblock"
  • Click "Ok"
Follow the same procedure for every file and then trying starting up Corefig again. It's annoying, but it fixed this issue for me.
Coordinator
Feb 10, 2013 at 3:43 PM
Actually, you can just unblock the .ZIP file itself prior to extraction, then you don't have to endure the hassle of unblocking each individual file. This is noted in the documentation: http://corefig.codeplex.com/documentation
Feb 10, 2013 at 3:51 PM
Ugh, that's why it pays to read documentation carefully. I completely missed that part. Thanks for the quick reply and the tip. This project has helped me a lot recently.
Coordinator
Feb 10, 2013 at 3:57 PM
Edited Feb 12, 2013 at 4:49 PM
Not a problem.
Supportive comments like that are what keeps projects like this going. I wish I had more time to devote to it.
Apr 2, 2013 at 7:18 PM
I am having a problem getting corefig running. I did unblock the file and unzipped on a Win12k server. Then opened Explorer and copied the uncompressed files to C:\corefig on the remote Hyper-V machine.

I ran the setup script but the GUI does not come up. When I try to run corefig.ps1 gives an Execution error.

I ran Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned and still get the below. If I change it to Unrestricted Corefig opens after I confirm with R - Run once, but it asks again for each script I click on. Did I do something wrong in this process?

Thanks,

Todd

PS C:\Corefig> .\corefig.ps1
.\corefig.ps1 : File C:\Corefig\Corefig.ps1 cannot be loaded. The file
C:\Corefig\Corefig.ps1 is not digitally signed. The script will not execute on
the system. For more information, see about_Execution_Policies at
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=135170.
At line:1 char:1
  • .\corefig.ps1
  • ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    • CategoryInfo : SecurityError: (:) [], PSSecurityException
    • FullyQualifiedErrorId : UnauthorizedAccess
      PS C:\Corefig>
Coordinator
Apr 2, 2013 at 7:31 PM
Hi Todd,
These scripts can currently operate only on the local computer. They were designed to be run directly from the Hyper-V Server or Windows Server Core console -- or, more correctly, they were not designed to operate on anything other than the local computer. You'll need to be at the Hyper-V system itself in order for this to work.
Apr 2, 2013 at 8:02 PM
I am running them from RDP.

I think I have it working. I was copying the entire folder over to the Hyper-V machine rather than creating the folder there and copying the files into it.

In any case I have it working on one of the servers. I will test on the other two and let you know.

Thanks,

Todd
Apr 2, 2013 at 8:56 PM
I have it working on all three servers. Not sure what the problem was, may have been the way I was doing the copy.

Thanks for the quick response.
Coordinator
Apr 2, 2013 at 11:12 PM
Awesome, glad you got it going. I was stumped at "confirm with R - Run once" because I haven't seen that before.
Jun 17, 2013 at 10:57 AM
Hi ,
I-m having the same issue here .
Windows 2012 Hyper-v Server .
I've set execution policy to remotesigned but still when I launch start_coreconfig.wsf it starts and then closes without any gui
Any idea ?
thanks
Coordinator
Jun 17, 2013 at 1:11 PM
So far, all problems have been caused by missing one or more steps from the Documentation page.
Jun 17, 2013 at 2:47 PM
My problem was I was unzipping the files and copying the entire folder over the Win12 server.

So Unblock the downloaded zip
Unzip files
Create new folder on Win12 server
Copy FILES to new dir on Win12 server
Run setup.

That has worked for me every time.

Hope this helps.
Jun 26, 2013 at 6:13 PM
Unzipped the files correctly and it works great. This a great tool to help get remote management setup. Thanks for the hard work.